Today’s Tolkien Week post is a song from the London musical version of Lord of the Rings (which was totally awesome and needs to come back). This particular piece, “The Road Goes On”, was adapted from a song that featured quite prominently in the book, “The Road Goes Ever on and On”. It’s an uplifting, happy song that showcases how the hobbits felt as they first started out on their journey. They knew that darkness was ahead, but it wasn’t upon them yet, so in the meantime they might as well enjoy the trip.
Granted, the Nazgul eventually show up and ruin the fun, but at least the hobbits got to have some lighthearted moments before the storm broke.